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A firefighter was injured Wednesday morning while battling a blaze that ripped through a South L.A. home, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cody Weireter said.


Fire crews responded to the scene of a house fire in South Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The fire broke out at a single-family residence in the 1500 block of West 37th Street (map), causing the roof to partially collapse, according to a news alert from the department that was sent out shortly after 5:15 a.m.

Dozens of firefighters responded to the scene and knocked down the flames in about 37 minutes, Weireter said.

No occupants were home at the time, according to Weireter.

One firefighter was taken to a local hospital after sustaining an unknown injury, but was in good condition, Weireter said.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.